Members of the North West business community helped to raise £9,500 for the Prince’s Trust when they came together for the annual Late Summer Luncheon, hosted by Butterfly Ball Events.
Over sixty VIP guests gathered at the stunning Hurlston Hall, near Ormskirk, for the event which included a champagne reception, entertainment and a closing auction.
Danny Houghton, a member of the organising committee and partner at accountancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “The Late Summer Luncheon is our spin-off event from the hugely successful Butterfly Ball and it has become a very popular event in its own right.
“This was our second luncheon and we were overwhelmed with the response and the generosity of those attending. The money we’ve raised will make a tangible difference to the work of the Prince’s Trust in Lancashire.”
The Prince’s Trust provides support for disadvantaged young people, such as those in or leaving care, or facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues.
Its programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives, develop key skills, boost their confidence and motivation, and get into employment, education or training.
The money raised by the Late Summer Luncheon will support Prince’s Trust projects in areas including Blackburn, Burnley, Preston and Blackpool.
The Butterfly Ball was founded in 2013 and has seen a succession of glittering black-tie dinner events held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Lancashire, with entertainment from stars including Lulu and Tony Christie. Collectively, the Butterfly Ball events have raised over £250,000 for the Prince’s Trust.